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Recent Car Brake Inspection, repair & replacement Mechanic Reviews in Devon


6 Reviews

Cooper Cars

Garage in Devon, 9 years of experience

9 years working in a busy local independent garage. now turned mobile mechanic big or small our van is kitted out for any job. Clutches Cambelts Diagnostics Servicing Brakes Any maintenance Mot work...



37 Reviews

Whites Autocentre LTD

Garage in Devon, 25 years of experience

Whites Autocentre was started by Mr Bill White who started the company in 1975. We are a local Car garage based in Plymouth. On Bills retirement in October 2010 the business was purchased by Mr John Kiely, t...



62 Reviews

Fahren Autos

Garage in Devon, 21 years of experience

We are an independent family run business. We believe in providing our customers with high-quality service at low prices. We undertake all aspects of vehicle maintenance and restoration. We appreciate th...



77 Reviews

RF Services Mobile Mechanic

Garage in Devon, 6 years of experience

Fully qualified mobile mechanic, offer pick up and drop off of vehicles or repairs can be carried out on site. Have been in the trade for 6 years worked in both HGV’S and light vehicles.



5 Reviews

Hgf Motors

Garage in Devon, 28 years of experience

With over 30 years experience in the motor trade, we offer a friendly, reliable and prompt service to all my private and trade customers. HGF Motors has earned a good reputation for reliability, and many ...



8 Reviews

MZM Automotive

Garage in Devon, 23 years of experience

We are a family run local business providing a professional and personal service, with over 20 years experience. We offer a complete range of automotive services to all makes and models of cars, vans and ...



119 Reviews

F&M Autocare

Garage in Devon, 10 years of experience

F&M Autocare covers all automotive repairs from air conditioning to services. All bodywork repairs from small dents to accident damage. A newly established business with a wealth of experience you can guaran...



127 Reviews


22 Reviews

M & O Motors

Garage in Devon, 15 years of experience

I completed my apprenticeship at Totnes Autos and subsequently spent 7 years there working on all make & model of car that came into the workshop. Throughout my time as a mechanic I have always had my own cu...


Want to learn more about Car Brake inspection, repair & replacements in Devon?

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How often should you get your brakes inspected?

You should get your brakes inspected every 6 to 12 months, for example during regular maintenance, during the yearly MOT the brakes are checked as standard. That said, when a brake warning light or brake pad wear sensor lights up on your dashboard make sure you get the get brakes inspected as they can point to an issue. Most modern cars have a brake pad wear sensor that will light up on your warning dashboard when it's time to get the brake pads (and brake discs) replaced.

However, the brake pad sensor cannot detect and alert you of problems that can occur with other parts of the braking system. So even though you've passed the MOT check and have done an annual service, brake problems can occur in the interim. If you're a regular driver, it is recommended to get your brakes inspected more often, for example every six months or every time you do an oil change.

How long should a brake job last?

A brake job like a brake pad replacement can last more than 50,000 miles. It will depend on various factors such as the quality of the brake pads you have fitted, your driving style, and the type of vehicle you own. In certain circumstances brake pads for example may only last around 20,000 miles. Usually, brake discs will also need to be replaced when brake pads are replaced which is an average of around 50,000 miles or so.

What does it mean when my brakes are scraping?

There are a few possible causes for brakes scraping or making a "grinding" noise. The most common causes are:

  • Brake pads are worn down
  • Brake discs is warped or rusted

In both cases the issue needs to be addressed immediately as ignoring this can be a safety hazard. The pads and shoes that make contact with the brake rotors and drums wear down over time, and eventually need to be replaced.

What does a brake inspection include?

A brake inspection can include:

  • Brake pads and discs check
  • Brake hydraulics check
  • Brake pedal check
  • Brake lines check
  • Brake fluid level check

With ClickMechanic, a mechanic will carry out an inspection to locate the source of the problem and establish what next steps are needed to rectify the problem. If necessary the mechanic will test drive the car to arrive at a verdict.

How to make my brake pads last longer?

Brake wear depends on a few factors but some ways that help with making your brake pads last longer, including:
* Anticipate when you will need to brake, and avoid hard braking whenever possible
* Drive slower and more smoothly
* Check your brakes regularly for wear and tear
* Remove excessive weight from the vehicle
* Get brakes serviced as per the manufacturer's recommendations

Can I drive if my brake pads are worn out?

No, it is not recommended to drive if your brake pads are worn out. Worn out brake pads must be replaced immediately as it can be extremely dangerous and can lead to serious accidents. It can furthermore lead to a fine, penalty points on your licence and further prosecution.

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Mechanics in and around Devon

Recent Car Brake inspection, repair & replacement quotes in Devon

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£94.63

Brake pads replacement - rear (all)

Vauxhall Insignia
Torquay
£96.27

Brake pads replacement - front (all)

BMW 1 Series
Brixham
£176.90

Brake discs and pads replacement - front (both)

Volkswagen Transporter
Torquay
£118.13

Brake discs and pads replacement - front (both)

Volkswagen Golf
Barnstaple